Now that May has finally started it’s time to get back to the business of saving. Since I’m a stay at home mom I’m making it my mission to save as much as possible to help fund our savings. I went over my goals the other day they are a rough sketch but they are a start.
Yesterday started my mission to achieve those goals. Unfortunately a sick little boy and me and Dave still battling colds can be hard on a budget. Yesterday I spent almost $20 at Publix on lots of meal starters, juice boxes, a Powerade for the sick boy and a cookie for him too. The starters will give me something easy to make with the meat that I already have frozen.
I also went to Walgreens yesterday I spent less than $5 and left with 2 shaving creams, 1 pack of floss picks and an Easy Mac cup for the little man that refuses to eat anything but Mac and Cheese.
This morning I went to the newspaper box hoping to avoid using gas and paying tax on my newspapers but it had yesterday’s papers in it. Sometimes I wonder about the paper guy around here, lol so I loaded Shawn into the car and we headed to the gas station where I got 4 papers, 1 24oz free coffee, and 2 donuts for $7.xx I told you being sick is wearing on a budget. Thankfully the donuts were BOGO so I got on and Shawn was quite happy to have one. I was actually just happy that he wanted something other than mac and cheese.
Between the warm weather and us all having fevers we’ve had the A/C on more than I would like. I’m hoping to get a couple loads of laundry done today and maybe put them outside to dry and save $1 on the dryer. Maybe I’ll even get caught up on dishes but I make no promises there.
I will also be planning out a trip for tomorrow. There is a Staples nearby that is having a grand opening and sent out a $20 off $20 purchase coupon good only for tomorrow so I’ll be headed there tomorrow and I want to make sure I do all my errands in one trip to save on gas so I’m going through the ads and coupons today. I found a couple of $10 off coupons for Penney’s which is on the way to Staples so I’ll be stopping there too.
Feel free to let me know what you are doing to save money. Remember every little bit helps everything from coupons to flipping off the lights helps you save.